Booted at the pitch stage once again... For me, ABNA 2013 is done. I'm out. I must admit I am a bit disappointed. I felt my pitch was good enough this time around... and maybe it was (I don't know) as everyone keeps saying the pitch round is basically a crapshoot. And that's fine. Really. … Continue reading And it’s over before it even started…
2013 ABNA! Yay! The entry period begins on January 14, 2013... Of course, this year it has undergone some interesting changes. First, Penguin is no longer involved and the winners will be published through Amazon itself (physical and ebook formats). Second, there will be more winners and, thus, more prizes. In previous years, there were … Continue reading 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award is on!
Oh! Here I am! 🙂 Yeah... I kinda disappeared from the whole world for a while there... I found out in late September that I'm expecting baby #2 and just dropped off the face of the planet after that... we'll blame hormones... Ugh... Anyway... I promise I will do my utmost best to update more … Continue reading Wow… Where Did I Go?
A sincere thank you to Rhiann Wynn-Nolet at A Nest of Words for presenting me with the Leibster Blog Award! That's so awesome! Rules: -Answer the presenter's 11 questions -Choose 11 lucky recipients (who have fewer than 200 followers) -Formulate 11 questions for them to answer -Plaster the award on your blog Now, please bear … Continue reading Oh, Wow… My First Blog Award!
Hello all! 😀 I have officially been tagged by my new friend Rhiann! And I now have some questions to answer... What is the working title of your book? TERRA INCOGNITA Where did the idea come from for the book? A dream... a lot of my ideas come to me that way. I dreamed of … Continue reading Tag! I’m it (GUTGAA style)!
Below is my REVISED query and first 150 words... Thanks to everyone who commented! TITLE: TERRA INCOGNITA GENRE: YA Post-apocalyptic Paranormal WORD COUNT: 98,000 Query: Dear Fantabulous Super-agent: During an attack by a wraithlike creature, seventeen-year old Haylee Wells falls through a portal into a post-apocalyptic future. Taking refuge with a group of humans, she … Continue reading Pitch Polish
Well... hello, all! So, I just came across something very awesome - GUTGAA (Gearing Up to Get an Agent) hosted by Deana Barnhart. I was pretty nervous to sign up (which I just did yesterday) but thought, "Hm. Well, I do want an agent... And I do want to meet other writers like me... So, … Continue reading Meet and Greet…